Nokia's Asian Angst
Although Nokia will retain its contract to provide the core network, Hutchison is to buy more than 1,000 W-CDMA radio base stations from NEC Corp. (Nasdaq: NIPNY) and Siemens AG (NYSE: SI; Frankfurt: SIE).
The move follows Unstrung’s discovery last month that Nokia has been ditched by the Hong Kong carrier due to problems with its kit (see Nokia Suffers 3G Blow).
Hutchison Hong Kong plans to launch commercial 3G services in August, following delays caused by interoperability difficulties between Nokia’s base stations and NEC handsets.
— Justin Springham, Senior Editor, Europe, Unstrung